Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Journey Through Genius” by William Dunham

A history of mathematics told through a dozen “great theorems,” from Hippocrates to Cantor. I’m not sure, after reading, who precisely is the intended audience: the amount of actual mathematics seemed a bit heavy for a layperson. I was somewhat … Continue reading

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“Best American Science Writing 2011”

Edited by Rebecca and Floyd Skloot. Of the handful of books in this series I’ve read, this was definitely among the best: very few selections suffered from absurd fanboyism, obvious inanity, or just bad writing, and several pieces were absolutely … Continue reading

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